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Old 12-09-2011, 11:35 PM   #1
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Newbe from Indiana touring rver, over 10k a year. Advice, if your going to be a road runner, go with the smallest rv you can stand, you'll get into more campgrounds cheaper and easier. Gibbs

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Old 12-10-2011, 08:56 AM   #2
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Hi Gibbs, and welcome to IRV2! Probably good advice, just wish I had considered that before buying my 36' 5er! Good luck & God bless!

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Old 12-10-2011, 09:10 AM   #3
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I guess it all depends. Our first 5th wheel was a 30' single slideout, and we moved up because frankly we found ourselves getting claustrophobic after any kind of extended stay in it. Our last 2 5th wheels have been nominally 36' (at least by the model rating - actual lengths over 37'), and we couldn't go back to a 30'. That's why they build 'em both, though - buy what you want. It's your money and your choice.

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Old 12-10-2011, 09:26 AM   #4
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Hello and Welcome Gibbs! We had small (31') and had to move up to a 37'. We fulltime and have 2 pets. I am sure we will find plenty of spots to park this beast. Happy Travels.
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Old 12-11-2011, 12:39 AM   #5
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We had a 21 ft Clark Cortez MH and a 21 ft Gulfsteam BT Cruiser after those our 26RK Crossroads Cruiser, actually 29, feels huge. With 4400 lb. CCC we have all we need. A lot of state parks only have a couple of spaces for rvs over 30 ft. And most of them only have 30 amp. Some private campground want to put a meter on you if you have 50 amp. 30 foot units with no bedroom slide have lighter pin weight, making them perfect for 3/4 ton trucks. This is a class of rv unto itself, I see these on the interstate alot. So it really depends on what your used to. Gibbs
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I see your point... Lots of cool state parks in Indiana that have a 30' limit... It is
hard to find a place to park the 36' bus I have now but I do like the extra space.
My 35' fith wheel that I had was easier to drive in that is had about 8' over
the truck bed...
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Welcome Gibbs, glad to have you here on the forum.
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